New records for a catalogue of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) from Morocco

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Three species of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) were newly recorded from Morocco during a study carried out in the Maâmora forest between 2012 and 2014: Hockeria bifasciata (Walker, 1834), H. mengenillarum (Silvestri, 1943) and Proconura decipiens (Masi, 1929). P. decipiens (Masi, 1929) stat. rev. will be removed from synonymy with P. nigripes (Fonscolombe, 1832). This study includes bibliographical research and revision of specimens deposited in the National Museum of Natural History, Scientific Institute of Rabat (Morocco). Twenty-six species and fourteen genera belonging to the family Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) are now catalogued from Morocco.

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Kissayi, K., Benhalima, S., Bentata, F., Bhilili, M., Benhoussa, A., 2019. New records for a catalogue of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) from Morocco. Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. Dataset/Occurrence: https://doi.org/10.15470/nochzr

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Keywords

Hymenoptera; Chalcididae; New data; Maâmora; Morocco; New records

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Khadija Kissayi
National Forestry School of Engineers MA
Souad Benhalima
Mohammed V University MA
Fatiha Bentata
National Institute of Agronomic Research MA
Mustapha Bhilili
National Institute of Agronomic Research MA
Abdelaziz Benhoussa
Mohammed V University MA

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Khadija Kissayi
Department of Forestry Development
National Forestry School of Engineers MA

Who filled in the metadata:

Montse Ferrer
Managing Editor
Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Ps Picasso s/n 08003 Barcelona Barcelona ES

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Montse Ferrer
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona ES

Geographic Coverage

The specimens were collected at three locations within the forest of Maâmora, Morocco

Bounding Coordinates South West [30.449, -9.844], North East [35.767, -2.164]

Taxonomic Coverage

Moroccan Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) at the forest of Maâmora

Family  Family Chalcididae
Subfamily  Subfamily Haltichellinae,  Subfamily Chalcidinae,  Subfamily Cratocentrinae,  Subfamily Dirhininae,  Subfamily Haltichellinae
Tribe  Tribe Haltichellini,  Tribe Hybothoracini,  Tribe Brachymeriini,  Tribe Chalcidini,  Tribe Dirhinini,  Tribe Haltichellini,  Tribe Hybothoracini

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-04-26 / 2014-06-14

Project Data

Three species of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) were newly recorded from Morocco during a study carried out in the Maâmora forest between 2012 and 2014: Hockeria bifasciata (Walker, 1834), H. mengenillarum (Silvestri, 1943) and Proconura decipiens (Masi, 1929). P. decipiens (Masi, 1929) stat. rev. will be removed from synonymy with P. nigripes (Fonscolombe, 1832). This study includes bibliographical research and revision of specimens deposited in the National Museum of Natural History, Scientific Institute of Rabat (Morocco). Twenty-six species and fourteen genera belonging to the family Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) are now catalogued from Morocco.

Title New records for a catalogue of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) from Morocco
Study Area Description The specimens were collected at three locations within the forest of Maâmora, Morocco (fig. 1): (1) Taïcha, Station 1: located near the forestry post Taïcha in the western Maâmora, canton A, commune Sidi Taïbi, 34° 13' 29.5" N, 6° 39' 04.8"W, 36 m. (2) Al Maha, Station 2: located in a private reserve in South Eastern Maâmora, canton D, commune Aïn Johra, 34° 06' 34.2" N, 6° 19' 04.0" W, 175 m. And (3) Aïn Assou, Station 3: located near the forestry post Aïn Assou in the northern Maâmora, canton D, commune Kceïbia, 34° 12' 07.9" N, 6° 15' 10.8" W, 84 m.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
K. Kissayi

Sampling Methods

All samples were collected by K. Kissayi (first author), using one Malaise trap per station once a week over three periods: 26 April to 8 October 2012, 24 May to 23 September 2013 and 27 November 2013 to 14 June 2014. After sorting, specimens were preserved in 70% alcohol prior to identification.

Study Extent The specimens were collected at three locations within the forest of Maâmora, Morocco (fig. 1): (1) Taïcha, Station 1: located near the forestry post Taïcha in the western Maâmora, canton A, commune Sidi Taïbi, 34° 13' 29.5" N, 6° 39' 04.8"W, 36 m. (2) Al Maha, Station 2: located in a private reserve in South Eastern Maâmora, canton D, commune Aïn Johra, 34° 06' 34.2" N, 6° 19' 04.0" W, 175 m. And (3) Aïn Assou, Station 3: located near the forestry post Aïn Assou in the northern Maâmora, canton D, commune Kceïbia, 34° 12' 07.9" N, 6° 15' 10.8" W, 84 m. The climate of the Maâmora forest is in general thermo-Mediterranean, sub-humid at the first station and semi-arid at the other two stations (Métro and Sauvage, 1955). Geographical positions are given using coordinates in Merchich's geographic reference system.
Quality Control Identifications were carried out by G. Delvare (CIRAD) and K. Kissayi using keys in Habu (1960, 1962), Bouček (1951, 1956, 1988), Bouček and Sedivy (1954), Ferrière and Kerrich (1958), Bouček and Narendran (1981), Narendran (1984, 1986, 1989), Delvare (1988, 1992, 1993), Bouček and Delvare (1992), Bouček and Halstead (1997), Narendran and van Achterberg (2016) and Delvare (2017).

Method step description:

  1. The list of Moroccan Chalcididae shown below is arranged by subfamilies, tribes, genera and species in alphabetical order. Under distribution in Morocco we include localities and dates of capture (Morocco’ indicates that a more precise locality is unavailable).

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Kissayi, K., Benhalima, S., Bentata, F., Bhilili, M., Benhoussa, A., 2019. New records for a catalogue of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) from Morocco. Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, 17: 145-158. https://doi.org/10.32800/amz.2019.17.0145

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Alternative Identifiers ae1927af-f8a2-4838-b9d3-44269b3bfcf3
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